Yanmar has launched the latest version of its ViO17 zero tail swing mini-excavator. Compact, robust and reliable, the next-generation model offers enhanced performance, productivity and capabilities.

Powered by a Stage V three cylinder direct injection engine from Yanmar’s TNV series, the 1,695kg ViO17 delivers power and control. 

Ideal for grading, landscaping or urban renewals, the new machine comes with the option of a long digging arm to improve working range. To further increase flexibility, users can specify an additional 83kg counterweight which, coupled with the excavator’s variable undercarriage (955mm-1,280mm) improves stability on even the toughest terrains.

Achieving a digging force of 9.6/16.1kN (short arm/bucket), a traction force of 16.9kN (first speed) and two travel speeds (2.1 or 4.3km/h), the ViO17 sets a new standard in compact performance. Thanks to a three-pump ViPPS hydraulic system, which works with a double variable displacement piston pump and gear pump, the ViO17 delivers a maximum hydraulic flow of 48.4 l/min and 210 bars pressure. In addition, both the third (standard) and fourth (optional) hydraulic lines are equipped with proportional controls and can be enhanced with potentiometers, guaranteeing smooth and simple operation.

Comfort and practicality have also been prioritised. With an ergonomic layout, the cab is arranged to maximise productivity. The easy-access ROPS, TOPS and FOPS-certified canopy features an adjustable suspension seat, 360° worksite visibility and well positioned joysticks. Large optional travel pedals further improve comfort, while three bottom track frame rollers ensure a smooth ride.

Maintenance is equally straightforward, thanks to excellent accessibility to major engine components from the hood, alongside removable side panels. To maximise security, the battery and fuse boxes are located in a lockable compartment under the operator’s seat, while ground-level access prevents the need for specialist equipment.

To ensure suitability for almost every application, the ViO17 is available with a wide range of optional extras and factory-fitted attachments – from mechanical and hydraulic quick couplers, to digging buckets, ditch cleaning buckets, rippers and breakers.

See the new ViO17 in action below, and follow the link for further information.